Introduction to Systems Engineering

Course Goal Statement

The course aims to providing students with engineering backgrounds with in-depth knowledge and technical skills in the field of systems engineering, and prepares students for careers within industry and government. The course addresses the needs of engineers and scientists engaged in all aspects of analysis, design, integration, production, and operation of modern complex systems.

Course Description

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of complex systems with desirable specifications. The course introduces fundamentals of systems engineering process and will prepare students for a diverse career opportunity. Topics of this course include a brief history of systems engineering, structure of complex systems, system life-cycle modeling, systems engineering methods in system development process and design issues for operational feasibility such as reliability, maintainability, predictability, usability, and supportability. Some basic engineering design methods and tools will be included. Successful systems engineering cases will also be studied.

NYU - Polytechnic School of Engineering

(Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)